A Self-signed Certificate is used to identify an entity which it certifies. Plesk can be used to generate the self-signed certificates. The certificates are usually used to secure sites, especially those that deal with critical personal information and money transfer. It encrypts the data between the server and a client. Plesk can be used to generate the self-signed certificates.
In this article, we show you how to generate and install a self-signed certificate in Plesk.
Generating a Self-Signed Certificate
Log in to Plesk account and click Websites & Domains.
Click SSL/TLS Certificates.
Click Add SSL/TLS Certificate
On the new window, you fill in all the details especially those that have the asterisk symbol (*).
Once you fill in the required information, you click Self-Signed.
The Certificate will be generated and will be stored in the repository and you can view it in the list of the SSL/TLS Certificates
Install Self-SIgned Certificate
Since the certificate has been generated, you can install it by Clicking Websites & Domains then click Hosting Settings.
Under Security, check the SSL/TLS Support and select the Certificate you have generated under the Certificate Menu.
Scroll down and click Apply,
The changes will be updated successfully.
Self-signed certificates are critical in securing the information transfer between a client and the server. And using the steps explained above, you can use Plesk to generate and install a Self-Signed Certificate.